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A Survivor Named Trauma


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Table of Contents


Part I. Beginnings


1. In the Ponar Forest

2. Versions

3. Out of Sight

4. Leiser's Song

5. Lietūkis Garage Massacre

Part II.

6. Return: Witness, Survivor, Next Generation

7. Trauma Made Manifest: Its Persistent Forms

8. Rescue

9. Who Are Our Teachers?

10. And So I Lived On


About the Author

Myra Sklarew is Professor Emerita of Literature at American University and the author of many books, including Over the Rooftops of Time: Jewish Stories, Essays, Poems, also published by SUNY Press. She is the recipient of the National Jewish Book Council Award in Poetry, the Di Castagnola Award, and the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award.


"…what is remarkable about this book is its emphasis on the science of trauma and how that theme is woven in with poetry and personal memoir." — Scene4

"This is an extraordinary work. The result of several decades of labor, rooted in both scientific and humanistic learning and research, it is a transformative book that speaks equally to our current situation and to the past." — Michael C. Steinlauf, author of Bondage to the Dead: Poland and the Memory of the Holocaust

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